One example of this solidarity is the hydrogen association Hy.Region.Rhein.Ruhr, founded on 19.03.2021. The association is currently made up of 16 players from business, science and the city corporation. The content is the development of a regional and green hydrogen economy and the transformation of the coal-based energy system. Through our network and the bundling of national and perspective international forces in this association we want to make Duisburg a hydrogen hotspot in Germany and Europe.
We also cooperate in many other areas with the various scientific institutions in Duisburg, such as the University of Duisburg-Essen and the technology center that is being built in Wedau-Nord. The UDE departments in particular are also open to entrepreneurial enquiries, which can then be implemented in the form of funding programmes. This is proof of the business-oriented work of Duisburg as a science location.